XPAND YOUniversal 3D Glasses Review: Compatibility Comes at a Price

Today's 3D TVs use any one of three active shutter technologies—IR, RF, or Bluetooth. If you own more than one 3D set—or you're always short a pair of glasses at a friend's house—you'd appreciate a pair that can synchronize with multiple systems. That's better than keeping track of several pairs of backup glasses.… »9/13/12 4:40pm9/13/12 4:40pm

R/C License Plate Covers Are a Tempting But Unwise Purchase

All of us have considered it at one time or another. What if we just didn't have a license plate? The cops could spot us speeding, we'd ditch out on a side street and then we'd drive the same car to work the next day without a hitch (or tasering). It was a fun daydream, but now with these RF License Plate Covers, we… »10/28/08 10:15am10/28/08 10:15am

Apple Patent Forsees Gadget RF Connectivity Everywhere, From Shirts to Cars

Apple's just filed a patent titled "Personal area network systems and devices and methods for use thereof" which is speculative, but basically offers us a sniff of how the future of gadget interconnectivity might be. Apple imagines small, intelligent and efficient RF transmitter-receivers that can handshake and pass… »10/23/08 6:44am10/23/08 6:44am

3M Mobile ID Reader Helps Big Brother Take Your Identity More Efficiently

3M's new Mobile ID Reader scans MRZ and RF chip data from passports and visas and immediately checks them against local or international watch lists by using wifi or GSM/GPRS EDGE networks. It seems like a great tool to further make you feel like you're living in some scary dystopian sci-fi novel, especially when you… »9/27/08 10:00am9/27/08 10:00am

Napkin PC Concept Utilizes Multi-Touch E-Paper Display and RF Technology

We have all doodled an idea or a bit of important information on a napkin at one point or another, but designer Avery Holleman takes it a step further with the Napkin PC. The device is intended to help creative groups collaborate on designs more effectively. Here's how it works: data is sent to the multi-touch e-paper… »1/04/08 6:00pm1/04/08 6:00pm

Keyspan RF Remote for Windows Vista Sees Through Walls

Use this Keyspan RF (radio frequency) remote to control your Windows Vista PC from 90 feet away, a distance the company takes great glee in exclaiming is three times the distance of infrared remotes. You just plug that USB receiver into your PC, and you're good to go, remote-controlling all those movie files you've… »8/07/07 12:15pm8/07/07 12:15pm

PMA 07: Elinchrom EL-Skyport for Remote Flash Operation on the Cheap

When working with off-camera flash, there are several ways to do it, but RF is the most versitile and long range. For years now, PocketWizards have been the de-facto industry standard and that probably won't change. Great as they are, they're kinda pricey. That's where the Elinchrom EL-Skyport system shines: the price… »3/09/07 1:15pm3/09/07 1:15pm

Cell Sensor Measures Your Slow Death From Killer Cellphones, Radiation

Get out the tin foil hats, folks, 'cause the radiation's coming! Wait, it's already here. Run for your lives! This Cell Sensor EMF detector will make you even more paranoid by measuring both electromagnetic fields (EMF) and radio frequency (RF) radiation. Jeez, that sounds so dangerous and scary: Radiation. That's… »2/28/07 1:30pm2/28/07 1:30pm